Transforming Care overview and reminder of key finance and funding issues: July 2018

This briefing note therefore provides a summary of the funding sources and mechanisms for how the money will move round the system, as well as guidance on what local authorities should do in order to support the development of robust finance plans.


Key messages

  • This note has been developed to support Directors of Adult Social Services and Directors of Finance in local authorities. However, other colleagues across Local Government and the NHS might also find it useful. It has been produced in consultation with colleagues from the LGA, ADASS and NHS England.
  • The Transforming Care programme is focused on people with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviour that challenges, including those people with a mental health condition. [Hereafter in this document we refer to people with a learning disability and/or autism to describe this group of people].
  • The aim of the programme is to reduce the number of people using inpatient specialist beds, through enabling people already in these hospitals to live in the community and through improved community-based services which offer alternatives to admission, or shorten the time that people stay there.
  • Local Transforming Care Partnerships (TCPs) (including local authorities, CCGs and NHSE Specialised Commissioning) are tasked with using the total sum of money they spend as a whole system on people with a learning disability and/or autism to deliver care and support in a different way that achieves better results.
  • In order to do this, TCPs have been asked to update their finance plans, which should be developed and agreed by all partners. We would therefore encourage local authorities to be equally and actively involved in the development of financial plans.
  • It is also important to stress that full and equal involvement of local authorities in TCP financial planning and discussion about any funding issues help the LGA and ADASS to gain a better understanding, on your collective behalves, of the financial pressures and the overall aggregate national picture.
  • This briefing note therefore provides a summary of the funding sources and mechanisms for how the money will move round the system, as well as guidance on what local authorities should do in order to support the development of robust finance plans.

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Transforming Care overview and reminder of key finance and funding issues: July 2018